A Computer Hardware Engineer earns an average salary of $69,061 per year. Experience strongly influences income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) and Engineering Design.
Computer Hardware Engineer Total Pay (?
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$43,579 - $104,526
(Median)
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100K
MEDIAN: $69,060
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Computer Hardware Engineer Total Pay (?
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$10.94 - $39.26
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,579 - $104,526  
   
Bonus
$60.00 - $10,160  
Profit Sharing
$1,462 - $10,045  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$40,367 - $110,370  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 455
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.94 - $39.26  
   
Overtime
$15.38 - $62.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$60.00 - $10,160  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,462 - $10,045  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$40,367 - $110,370  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 455
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Job Description for Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Research, design, develop, and test computer or computer-related equipment.
  • Provide technical support to team members.
  • Define and coordinate corrective action changes.
  • Write documentation and test specifications.
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Pay by Experience Level for Computer Hardware Engineer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Santa Clara
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San Jose
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Austin
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Houston
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Raleigh
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National Average
$69,000
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Experience Affects Computer Hardware Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 65%
Experienced
up arrow 29%
Mid-Career
up arrow 11%
National Average
$69,000

Skills That Affect Computer Hardware Engineer Salaries

Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
up arrow 16%
Engineering Design
up arrow 15%
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National Average
$69,000
C++
up arrow 5%
Java
up arrow 13%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 69 votes.
Gender
Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 8%
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